Title: Life or Death
Author: Michael Robotham
Rating: 5 stars
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher who gave me an ARC of 'Life or Death' in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, what can I say? Yet another thrilling novel from Michael Robotham, an author whose books I've enjoyed for many years. In 'Life or Death' he takes a break from his Joe O'Loughlin series to bring us a standalone novel that is every bit as good as his previous work.
What would make Audie Palmer, a man who has been in prison for the last ten years, decide to break out one day before his release? What follows is a tale reminiscent of 'The Shawshank Redemption', with many twists, turns and shocks along the way that once started is very difficult to put down.
It is told through both present day narrative and flashbacks that allow the story to unfold gradually, until we have the full, horrifying story of why Audie would escape from prison so close to release, and exactly what the incentive for his actions throughout the book are.
A fast paced and gripping read that I would highly recommend. A well deserved 5 stars. Available now.